Great rainy day project to make use of empty boxes from online deliveries. Make a stop sign and some traffic lights on the blackboard or out of paper.


  • 1 Empty cardboard box
  • Scissors
  • Glue/tape
  • 2 Piece of string/ribbon
  • Coloured pens/pencils/crayons or paint


  1. Take your empty box and cut all the flaps off minus one side. (One side left to make a back seat to drive teddy/dolly around)
  2. Cut out 5 circles from cut off flaps (can use paper if flaps aren't big enough)
  3. Paint or get kids to colour 4 circles black and attach to 4 bottom corners of box for wheels. 5th circle is steering wheel. Get kids to draw a horn in the middle and colour in and attach
  4. Draw headlights on the front with yellow pen/pencil. Get kids to decorate rest of car with colours however they like.
  5. Attach string/ribbon as straps on each side to go over their shoulders.


This really can just be made with anything you have around the house. Kids have a ball decorating their cars and then keep them occupied driving it around their pretend roads. Once they're done it's easily collapsed to go into the recycling bin

Want other brilliant projects sent to you?

You'll need to check this email to complete your signup.

This project was posted by:

  • Angie1981
    • 04 Oct 2019
      3:38 pm

Post your project
  • Boxes always are fun for the little ones!


  • So much fun to be had with empty cardboard boxes.


  • Such a great way to use a box for creativity and fun.


  • I remember making these as a child, decades ago.


  • Great for a “drive in” at the movies kinda Friday night at home!


  • That is great.perfect for my kids


  • Lots of fun with this one. Making and playing. Thanks


  • So many things to be made from cardboard boxes. Lots of fun to be had with empty boxes, the bigger the better


  • Such simplicity. It’s like Christmas morning the young ones used to play with wrapping paper instead of their presents. Great idea.


  • Cost effective cheap and will keep kids entertained for hours


  • So much fun to be had with empty cardboard boxes


  • I love this cheap and great fun


  • Once a month in my preschool we would have box day which entailed dozens of boxes of different sizes – huge to small – being placed in the middle of the play area with tape, string, paint, glue etc etc. The children would make their own creations from cubby houses, to cars and rockets, to prams and doll houses. Whatever they thought of was created. And, they had an absolute ball.


  • Such a good idea! Especially this time of year just after Christmas when we all have plenty of left over boxes from the big day. Cant wait to make this one with my little man, he just loves cars and things with wheela


  • So good, it’s usually the simplest things kids love the most.


Post a comment
Like Facebook page

LIKE MoM on Facebook

Please enter your comment below
Would you like to include a photo?
No picture uploaded yet.
Please wait to see your image preview here before hitting the submit button.
Your MoM account

Lost your password?

Enter your email and a password below to post your comment and join MoM:

↥ Back to top

Thanks For Your Star Rating!

Would you like to add a written rating or just a star rating?

Write A Rating Just A Star Rating